Rahm Emanuel Graphically Describes Finger Slicing for Katie Couric


Katie Couric probably thought she was throwing Rahm Emanuel a “fun” and humanizing softball during their 60 Minutes interview that aired tonight when she asked about the freak accident that sliced off part of his right middle finger in high school. (The incident is an essential part of any Emanuel profile; Obama recently joked in the New York Times Magazine that the accident rendered Emanuel “practically mute.”)

Instead, Emanuel prefaced his answer by saying “I hope nobody had lunch here” before showing off the finger and then detailing the Arby’s accident in excruciating, gruesome detail, while Couric looked on queasily.

Rahm Emanuel Finger: White House Chief Of Staff Tells Katie Couric What Happened [HuffPo]